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Al K

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  1. Here's the story behind this photo:

    Taken June 16, 2006. While backstage with Eric and Jim at Bruce Springsteen's Blsssom gig we ran into Jane, who was always a Raspberries and Eric Carmen fan and staunch supporter. I suggested taking a pic of the three of them, which thrilled Jane. As soon as I took the pic I just knew it was a "keeper".

    I just visited Jane about two months ago to this day, on her 92nd birthday May 3, 2011, and gave her this photo framed as a birthday present...wow. Rest in peace, Jane.

  2. ..."All By Myself" is #2 on the Billboard Pop Charts and #1 just about everywhere else.

    Eric - To look at the life this song has sustained...from it's release in December 1975, through all the music legends who covered - and continue to cover - the song throughout the years, to just last week when it was so prominently featured on "American Idol" and the subsequent national press you received very favorably comparing your original recording to the "Idol" version...is nothing short of amazing.

    Then there are the facts that counting Raspberries and your solo catalog you've had 14 top-40 hits, your songs have been major influences to some of rock's finest artists and that your songs are significant reasons for the success of 3 of the worldwide top selling albums of all time. The "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack featuring your hit "Hungry Eyes" (42 million worldwide), Celine Dion's "Falling Into You" featuring "All By Myself" (32 million), and the "Footloose" soundtrack featuring "Almost Paradise" (18 million). You have written or sung featured tracks on albums that have sold over 90 MILLION COPIES and counting. Then add in just a few of the the multi-million selling albums featuring Eric's hits by artists including Shaun Cassidy, Il Divo, 3T (with Michael Jackson) just to name a few and that number grows to over 100 MILLION. Not a bad run (SO FAR!)

    Congratulations Eric on a great career - SO FAR!


  3. Wendy...the pic of Eric could be life size and in 3-D and it would still be too small for you!

    FYI...The shirts range in sizes from medium to 2XL in mens and medium to XL in ladies, and they are "relaxed" and not tailored or fitted...that's the best we can do, so order your sizes accordingly.

    As for the caps, I'll contact our supplier and ask if there is a cap that adjusts any larger than what we currently have.

    Thanks everyone for the feedback!


  4. razz_giftset.jpg

    Coming soon to the online store @ www.RaspberriesOnline.com

    NEW Raspberries Legacy Poster, 11X17, suitable for framing. This beautiful poster includes a classic 2007 concert photo by Gene Taylor, a band discography with cover art for each release and complete track listings. ($15.00 value)

    NEW Raspberries Logo embroidered black adjustable cap - a much better quality hat with bigger & better quality logo than the cap we sold in 2005. ($20.00 value)

    Also, we're going to be selling a NEW "Raspberries Gift Set" where we'll include the poster, the cap, the "Distressed" logo T-shirt (now available on the website for $25.00 in both mens AND ladies sizes), and the NEW downloads of two new Raspberries studio tracks recorded in 2007 - the original lineup's first recordings since 1973 - "Substitute" & "No Reply". This set will be a great value and will be much more affordably priced than the $99.95 "Deluxe Gift Set", which was previously the only way to get the two new tracks.


  5. The ad I was thinking about was a car commercial (?) where the scene was the front of a house and someone was in a bedroom window looking outside?

    I also remember a TV show from a couple of years ago, a cop show I think, where GATW was played almost in its entirety during a scene at the end of the episode where the cops were walking through a bar / club, probably looking for a "perp"...

    Then I think there's a scene from "Almost Famous" where the beginning of GATW is played...

    Does anyone remember these? My oldtimers disease is catching up with me...

  6. This may be the winner...at 5:20 this afternoon a CLEVELAND radio station, v107.3, actually played the "Live On Sunset Strip" version of "Overnight Sensation". As strange as it was to hear the hometown band being played in their hometown - sad, but true this IS a very strange occurence - the DJ, Rocco (who is also either the music director or the program director), announced it as being by Eric Carmen, not Raspberries. Cleveland strikes again. Feel free to go to v1073's facebook page and give the hometown radio station a lesson in rock history on one of their own.

  7. On November 29, 2007, the four original Raspberries visited Grammy award winner Mark Linett's "Your Place Or Mine" studio and without much fanfare added even more musical history to their legacy by recording their first studio tracks in over 35 years. The results of those sessions - The Who's "Substitute" featuring Eric Carmen on lead vocals that would make any Who fan proud, and The Beatles' "No Reply" featuring Wally Bryson on Lead vocals and Eric providing harmonies that together can only be described as AMAZING - clearly add the legendary Raspberries flavor to these two rock classics and are sure to become yet another great addition to this influential band's contribution to rock music.

    These two tracks are now being made available via download for a limited time only as part of the "Raspberries Gift Set", available only on the band's website.


    This very special LIMITED EDITION gift set includes:

    • The "Special Edition" of the band's highly acclaimed first ever live CD / DVD, "Raspberries Live On Sunset Strip" which includes over 4 hours of bonus material and downloads from the band's VH1 sessions (previously sold separately for $125.00).

    • A limited edition t-shirt with the Raspberries "Distressed" logo on the front. Men's sizes M, L, XL, 2XL. Ladies M, L, XL (a $20.00 value and long out of stock until now)

    • Downloads of the band's first recordings in over 35 years: "No Reply" and "Substitute" — PRICELESS!!

    All for only $99.95 (plus shipping and handling)

    Order NOW at www.raspberriesonline.com


  8. OK...Here's some inside info: The band was given 60 minutes to play. When Will Lee was confirmed to sit in with the band I asked the Rock Hall if we could increase the set to about 75 minutes, which they agreed to do. One thing about the events that I was a part of during the week - because most of the events featured multiple acts, it was a big deal to the folks at The Rock Hall that every act be on time with their scheduled sound checks, arrivals, showtimes, etc. I thought this was quite funny, being as this is ROCK AND ROLL for God's sake, and is usually not bound by stringent time guidelines. The band came on 15 minutes later than scheduled, at about 9:45, and played until about 11pm. A very senior exec at the Rock Hall was overheard saying as we arrived to the stage to begin the set "They can play as long as they want."

    Set List:

    Play On
    I'm A Rocker
    It's Cold Outside
    I Wanna Be With You
    Let's Pretend
    Overnight Sensation
    Party's Over
    All By Myself
    I Don't Know What I Want
    Go All The Way


    Ticket To Ride
    Baby's In Black
    No Reply
    I Can't Explain

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